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Wi-Fi EasyMesh support

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ac_gd
Contributor II

Hi,

Are there any NXP (Wi-Fi) connectivity chips that support/comply to the Wi-Fi EasyMesh standard (https://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/wi-fi-easymesh)? Is there a list available of these compatible modules?

Kind regards,
ac_gd

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ocourson
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Dear customer,

 

NXP determined that EasyMesh doesn’t provide the functionality that our customers are looking for. As such, we’ve re-focused our efforts for providing Wi-Fi Mesh via the Batman stack. Please look out for the future release notes as to when this feature will be available.

 

Regards,

Olivier

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ac_gd
Contributor II

Thank you for your reply.

I think you mean this stack? Is it then the goal to use/support the `ibss` interface mode as suggested on their documentation?

Is there a list of modules available where this should already be supported by the hardware(, but maybe not by software/drivers), or is there no hardware support yet either?

If we want to support this (Wi-Fi mesh) in our products for our customers in the future, we would like to make a future-proof hardware choice that will be able to support it later on (from the moment you support it in software).

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ocourson
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Dear customer,

 

Yes, your link is correct.

For wifi module advice, we need more information on your requirements:

- Do you need wifi 4, 5 or 6 support ?

- Do you need high throughput ?

- Do you have strong price constraints ?

- Which host HW interface you need for wifi ? (PCIe/SDIO)

 

Regards,

Olivier

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ac_gd
Contributor II
Hi,

We have been testing with the 1ZM module of Murata, that integrates the NXP 88W8987 chip. Should this module/chip support WiFi Batman mesh networking already?

Regarding our requirements: min. Wi-Fi 4 (preferably higher, no 5GHz needed), no high throughput, SDIO interface. Regarding pricing: we are not in that stage yet, we first just like to see a WiFi mesh network working with any kind of module. If you can advise some modules/chips, that would be hugely appreciated.

Regards,
ac_gd
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ocourson
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Dear @ac_gd 

 

Based on your requirements (wifi 4, SDIO interface, no high throughput): IW416 (Wifi4), or 88W8987 (wifi 5) might be a good feet.

We currently have a demo implementation of BATMAN Mesh for 88W8997 chipset, but that one might be over qualified for your requirements.

We are planning to enable BATMAN Mesh on other devices and the next device targeted is IW416, but we do not have yet any target date.

 

Regards,

Olivier

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ocourson
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Dear @ac_gd 

 

Do you plan to use a cloud interface to manage the mesh nodes ?

 

Regards,

Olivier

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